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Melinda Mechur Karp, Assistant Director for Staff and Institutional Development

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Melinda Mechur Karp is a project lead for Student Success Courses and Sorting Students into Pathways: Improving the Use of E-Advising Systems, and a co-project lead for Corridors of College Success.

Karp holds a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University, an MA in Sociology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a PhD in Sociology and Education from Columbia University.

Karp is a leading expert on dual enrollment and other credit-based transition programs, support services in the community college, and College 101 courses. Her work has been published in journals such as New Directions for Community Colleges, Community College Review, and the Journal of College Student Retention. Karp's current studies focus on the implementation of College 101 courses and advising and counseling in the community college.